Beast of the Beats V – Beat Battle National Finals In NYC

I’m headed to NYC to compete in iStandard’s National Beat Finals, “Beast of the Beats V”. All the winners from the nationwide iStandard Producer Showcases from November 2010 to October 2011 will travel to NYC to determine this year’s ultimate “Beast of the Beats”!

This year, the stakes are higher than ever before. The winner of Beast of the Beats V will be the first producer sponsored by Monster Energy Drink, as well as be flown to Atlanta for a filmed studio session with Shady Recording Artist Yelawolf. There are also additional prizes from Native Instruments such as Maschine, Komplete 8, & Traktor Pro 2, and a whole lot more to be announced. In addition to the competition, judges and panelists include a long list of accomplished producers, A&R’s, and important figures in the music industry.

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Help me vote on which beats to use! Remember I only get to play three instrumentals, for one minute each. Vote on Read more


2011 Chicago Beat Battle Winner

I recently took part in the 2011 iStandardProducers beat battle here in Chicago. I’ll never forget the night, it was crazy. I went last year to check out the show when Bliz Beats won. I knew I was going to enter the next one. People came out through the rain to pack the house, and I met a lot of the producers I was competing against. We are all on a similar path so even though we are competing, there is still a sense of community between all the producers.

I wasn’t really nervous when I finally went on stage, even though it was my first beat battle. I’m confident in my sounds and just wanted to show everyone the variety of genres I can move the crowd with. The elimination was the insane part. To have the top three separated by one point just shows how much talent Chicago and iStandard has.

The prizes for winning varied from musical goodies to a few interviews and entrance into the national Battle of the Beats in New York. The first interview is on the iStandard website already – sendspace.

There is an official video on the way but below is some footage from the event from a camera phone lol. Read more